Monday, November 27, 2006

Zoe + Drew

What do you get when you combine Zoe and Drew?
Alas, "Zoo" has become my new name for Drew (a Freudian slip?!?). The combination of names appropriately creates this word, which is fitting for my home these days! Whether I am pulling Drew's toys from Zoe's mouth or vice versa (yes, YUCK!) there is never a dull moment. On a bright note, there haven't been any puppy accidents in two days and Zoe is sleeping about 7.5 hours at night. Impressive for such a young pup. She's definitely a quick learner...which we needed and deserve!...and is really good with Drew. He's finally warming up to her - and realizing he has a bit of control. This afternoon they went back and forth stealing toys from each other. It was quite a site. Drew gets very determined and motivated by his need for organization so he's all over Zoe when his "order" has been disrupted. That's our Leo!

We took Drew and Zoe on a walk in Hopkinton this weekend. Drew enjoyed the pine cones while Zoe delighted in all the delicious sticks which were in great abundance. Lucky dog! We all are enjoying this mild weather. It's wonderful!

Despite the looks of things in the photo above, Drew really did enjoy the day!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Our latest addition!

Introducing ZOE! Seems like Chris and I really enjoy a we thought why not disrupt our somewhat routine lives by adding a puppy to the mix?!? I confess to being the one who "sold" the idea, and what a good salewoman I am! After talking endlessly about all the love I have to give...and all the love a puppy would offer us...and how much Drew reeeeeaaaally loves animals, I got my dream Golden. Much of last night I spent crying (post-adoption depression?) having not realized ALL the work it would take to train this little love bug. But I am pleased to say that today was a new day, and it went very well! Little Zoe peed and pooped outdoors, played well with Drew, and cuddled, cuddled, cuddled! I know there'll be "accidents" and perhaps some destroyed furniture in the future, but I feel confident that Zoe will bring much joy to the Kardos Family. WELCOME ZOE!!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A(nother) New Job

I'm starting my new job today at Bellani Maternity. I'll be teaching two classes today and two classes tomorrow. The center itself is a beautiful, clean, new space with two wonderful founders. I'm excited to be a part of this community! It's a place for pregnant women and parents with children under 3 years of age. They offer a variety of classes, such as pre-natal yoga, post-natal yoga, story telling, sign language, music, etc. along with various workshops. There are doulas, lactaction consultants, educators, and social workers on staff. Today I'll be teaching Baby Bonding 1 (birth-12 weeks) and Baby Bonding 2 (12 weeks - 6months). Mostly we'll be talking about parenting issues while addressing development at each stage. Tomorrow I facilitate Cuddlers (6 months - 12 months) and Toddlers (12 - 18 months). Those groups will have a stonger emphasis on children's activities: singing songs, reading, playing with puppets, shape sorting, etc. while still talking about parents' issues. Of course, I'm a little nervous for my first day, but excited to be a part of this new venture!!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I wanna be a cowboy baby